Nancy J. Patrykus


A quick and easy one pot 1950 FARM SOUP.
I would make this by the quarts, and freeze them. If you plan to have it for supper, take a quart from the freezer, set in the refrigerator to thaw while you are in the field.
Your soup will be almost ready when coming in from the field at dark and after parking the tractor.
Be sure to only add the dry pasta the last 10 minutes, to simmer.
Homemade crusty bread with gobs of butter!
YUMMY!! A meal for the Gods!
Nancy. 9/7/2013


★★★★★ 2 votes

Family & guests
15 Min
30 Min


  • 1 medium
    cauliflower, ...small florets, or use frozen
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 medium
    tomatoes,.... canned and cut up
  • 3/4 c
    chopped onion
  • 8 c
    hot...water....yes hot!
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    celery salt
  • 1/4 c
    parsley flakes
  • 1 c
    elbow cook in the soup
  • ·
    parmesan grated cheese.... to taste



  1. Prepare the cauliflower head.
    Wash and cut off the florets.
    Put in cold water with 1 teaspoon of salt.
    Let sit at least 10-15 minutes while you continue with the recipe.
  2. Peel and dice the onion.
    Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan.
    Brown the ground beef slightly.
  4. Add the tomatoes and onions and drained cauliflower to the pot with the ground beef.
  5. Add 4 cups hot water to the same pot.
    Cover tightly and simmer for thirty minutes
  6. Add the remainder of hot water (4 cups),
    uncooked dry elbow macaroni , pepper, parsley and celery salt.
    cook until macaroni's are tender.
    If freezing soup..Add the pasta when soup is thawed!
  7. For a added great taste serve soup topped with the grated parmesan cheese.
    You might be surprised how delicious the added cheese does to this soup.
  8. corrections for this soup...
    Please see comments by ROSE.on ....12/22/13.
    Thank you Rose.!!!
    I am felling much better, will soon be back and...
    feisty again!! HA!...Nancy 12/23/13
    Hugs, nancy

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